When countries introduce new laws, it can sometimes be controversial, which means there can be a lot of clashing opinions.
In recent years, many laws have been passed in countries around the world to try to protect the climate. Different countries have different laws. For example, the European Parliament has approved a new law banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2035.
Lots of people agree that there should be tougher climate laws, so here at Topical Talk we’ve had a go at coming up with a few... but you might think they are controversial?
People can only take ten flights in their lifetime.
Everyone must become vegan (not eat or use any products that come from animals).
Everyone can only use five hours of electricity per day.
Cars can only be used for three days a week.
Over to you!
Pick one of the laws above and let us know if you think it should or shouldn’t be passed and why. For example, how might people react? What impact might it have on the climate? Or how easy would it be to follow or enforce?
Once you’ve done that, have a go at suggesting some ways to make these laws fairer or less controversial.
You could even suggest some different climate laws that you think might help to protect the planet.